May 31, 2014

What Maya Angelou Taught Me

Maya Angelou, a phenomenal woman, passed on this week.  Reading all the beautiful posts and quotes on Instagram had me all in my feelings this week.  This amazing women lived like twenty different lives.  Maya Angelou was a poet, civil rights activist, dancer, film producer, television producer, playwright, film director, author, actress, professor and who knows what other things she did.  She is a perfect example of the American Dream!  If you fall down, you can get back up, and start over.  

May 30, 2014

Mamanista Fridays Feat. ModCloth

It may have been a short week but I struggled to make it to Friday!   This weeks Mamanista Friday is a free style, so you can style whatever makes you feel good!  Mama Fashion Files and I are wearing beautiful dresses from the top Indie clothing and accessories retailer, ModCloth.  

May 28, 2014

YSL Kiss + Blush #NMBeauty

Even though I have big cabbage patch like cheeks, I love blush.  I feel like I look weird without it.  Lipstick is another item that I can't go without.  Mega brand, Yves Saint Laurent recently released Baby Doll Kiss & Blush.  Kiss & Blush is a two-in-one lip and cheek color with a matte finish.

May 27, 2014

Shorts + Top Knots

I hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend!  Ours was great!  We surprised my mom by showing up at my sisters house in Indianapolis on Friday.  She had no clue we were coming.  The look on my mom's face was priceless when we walked in.  She hasn't seen Peyton since Christmas.  Peyton was over joyed to see her best friend! While Peyton and I hung out with my my mom and sisters, Mister ran around Indy trying to get a tee time.  It was an awesome weekend!

May 23, 2014

Mamanista Fridays Link-up: All White

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  I'm excited to spending time with family during this long weekend.  When I think of Memorial Day, I think of all white parties.  For this Mamanista Friday, Aracely and I could not be more opposites.  While Aracely slayed in her all white, I took a more casual approach.  

May 22, 2014

6 Bloggers + 1 Lipstick

My girl Danielle from The Style + Beauty Doctor invited me to take part in her awesome makeup collaboration with 5 other bloggers.  Danielle wanted to show how one color would look on several women of different shades!
Head over to The Style + Beauty Doctor to check out details on how Jenny Sue Makeup, Pretty Connected, Stylish Curves, and Makeup by Ren Ren rocked the same lipstick and blush from Milani Cosmetics.

Minted Baby Announcements + Giveaway

When I had Peyton, I only knew of a few places to go to get birth announcements.  I mean, they were cute because they had Peyton's newborn picture on them but other than that, it looks like I just sent out a 4x6 print with some writing.  Being the crazy shopping mama that I am, I would have liked to send out announcements that say "Yas Honey! I have arrived!"  Too bad I wasn't familiar with Minted at time because their announcements will help your baby make a grand entrance.

May 21, 2014

Memorial Day Essentials for Girls + Boys

It's hard to believe summer is almost here!  I mean, we just had snow storms in Georgia, now school is out.  With Memorial Day weekend coming up, I have to make sure Peyton is beach (or pool) ready.  I put together a few Memorial Day essentials for both boys and girls.  

May 20, 2014

Home Office on a Budget Update

It's been a few months since I got my own home office.  Peyton swears it's her new room, so its been a battle keeping it looking nice.  I wanted to share a few of my home office updates with you. 

May 19, 2014

Spring Turban from Hi Baby

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I spent mine chillin and trying to get my life in order.  If you haven't noticed, I have a slight obsession with Peyton wearing turbans.  She just looks so cute turbans and it saves me time combing her hair (or not).  I fell in love with the Spring collection of turbans from Hi Baby Designs.
Turban c/o HiBaby | Peplum top c/o Ruum | Shorts, Joe's Jeans | Necklace c/o Carter's | Shoes, Target

May 17, 2014

Mothers living with HIV #StopHIVTogether

Becoming a mother is a beautiful thing.  But it may not feel so beautiful if you found you were pregnant and HIV positive at the same time.  Both Michelle and Masonia share their story of living with HIV and being a mother.  Please listen to these brave mother's stories on they live their lives with HIV.

May 16, 2014

Mamanista Fridays Link-Up: Shorts

Welcome back to Mamanista Friday!  I'm so ready for the weekend just so I can sit still.  I don't have any plans (unless I forgot to put something on my calendar) and want to keep it that way.  This week, Aracely from Mama Fashion Files and I styled shorts for Mamanista Fridays.  It's almost summer and shorts season is here! 

May 15, 2014

Stuck on you Personalized Labels + Gifts

Peyton is ready to go see Grandma!  Not sure when because flights are sky high.  But she'll be ready thanks to Stuck on You! Stuck on You is a fabulous destination for personalized labels and gifts for kids.  

May 14, 2014

Becoming a Mompreneur Part II

A friend shared a powerful quote with me on Facebook last week that stuck with me.  The picture read "If you don't take risks, you will always work for someone who does" - author unknown.  If that ain't the truth!  I had to get my girl Tasha from Imperfect Concepts to come back and drop some gems about following your dreams and becoming a Mompreneur.  

May 12, 2014

Hey Miss Carter(s)

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day.  I did my two favorite things yesterday, eat and shop.  If you'd stop by my house you would have thought it was Father's Day because Mister spent the afternoon napping on the couch (smh).  So Peyton and I headed to the mall.  Peyton sported one of her new Carter's outfits on our shopping trip.
Shirt and pants c/o Carter's | Denim vest c/o OshKosh | Sunglasses, Babiators | Sandals, Target (similar)

May 10, 2014

Southern Luncheon with #AladdinMason

During Mom 2.0, Nicole from Mom Trends hosted an amazing brunch featuring the new Aladdin Mason collection.  I hosted an Aladdin Mason party at my home a few weeks ago (HERE) but it had nothing on this southern lunch.  I had to share a few photos of the beautiful decor set up by Party Blue Prints using the Aladdin Mason collection.

May 9, 2014

Mamanista Fridays Link-up: Navy, the new Black

Happy Mamanista Friday!  Navy has taken over my wardrobe.  I didn't realize I had so much navy until I was putting my outfits together for Mom 2.0.  It was all navy everything!  This week, Aracely from Mama Fashion Files and I are sharing how we rock navy.  Use the link-up below to share how you rock navy.

May 8, 2014

Fall Preview at Carter's + OshKosh Headquarters

Another one of my (kid) fashion dreams have come true!  I had the privilege of spending the afternoon at the headquarters of largest children's apparel company, Carter's and OshKosh B'gosh!  Can you believe they are headquartered in Atlanta and Peyton and I don't have a key card? Of course, I was more than happy to attend Carter's insider event during Mom 2.0.  

May 7, 2014

All White Before Memorial Day

I used to stick by the rule, you can't wear white until after Labor Day.  For the last few years, I've been sneaking in a little white here and there.  I was getting my Olivia Pope on when I wore an all white pant suit to a party for Mom 2.0 last week.  Speaking of Olivia Pope, did you know Kerri Washington had her baby 2 weeks ago?  Straight B6-13 style.  
Vest, pants,and tank, Express | Bag, Gucci (similar) | Shoes, Jeffrey Campbell

May 6, 2014

Bloomingdales + Atlanta Women's Foundation

One in four single moms living in the Atlanta metro area live below the poverty line.  Everyday 81,000 women and girls wake up in poverty.  Across the country, poverty rates for women are higher than men.  The Atlanta Women's Foundation is on a mission to help change the lives of women and to end generational poverty.  I recently had the honor of recently participating in a Bloomingdale's fashion preview and shopping event that would support the Atlanta Women's Foundation.  
Jacket, (similar) | Top, Rebecca Taylor | Skinny Jeans, Paige | Bag, Coach | Shoes, Ash

May 5, 2014

Posh Peyton

I hope you guys had a fab weekend.  I attended the Mom 2 Summit conference in Atlanta so my weekend was pretty hectic.  I was bounce back and forth to the conference and spending time with Peyton.  The weather was beautiful, officially shorts season.  Peyton wore her cutoff shorts from Posh Peyton, perfect name for a stylish children's boutique.
Shorts c/o Posh Peyton | Tee and shoes, Walmart | Head wrap, Vine 80 | Aviators c/o LoveMyAlannah

May 2, 2014

Mamanista Fridays Link-Up: Camo

Happy Mamanista Friday!  I'm kicking it at the Mom 2.0 conference in Atlanta this weekend. I'm trying to juggle the conference and real life since I didn't have to travel.  So far I'm having a ball.  This weeks Mamanista Fridays link-up with Mama Fashion files is Camo.  Did you think the camo trend was over?  Nope, it's here to stay (at least for a while longer).

May 1, 2014

Mother's Day Gifts from Minted: There's Still Time!

You could never go wrong on Mother's Day by giving a personalize gift.  Who doesn't want something made especially for them?  Minted has you covered.  Minted is the premier market place for independent designs and has classy, personalized gifts for Mom.

Cherokee Queen

If you have a little girl age 2 and up, I'm pretty sure she is obsessed with Frozen or Queen Elsa.  Don't shoot me but I never watched Disney movies growing up so I'm not into these princess movies.  I may have saw one or two in my life.  But my little Miss Peyton, Obsessed!  She watches the movie almost every day and has the Let it Go song down loaded on every device, including Mister's phone.   She called my mom yesterday and song her the WHOLE song and would not give me the phone until she was done.  At the end, my mom was like, "What was she singing?" LOL!  With that being said, Peyton is back on the princess kick.  She only wants to wear princess dresses like Queen Elsa and of course a crown.  Peyton has been begging to wear this beautiful dress she recently received from Cherokee line from Target.
Cherokee dress c/o Target | Cherokee shoes, Target | Crown, H+M | Bangles c/o LoveMyAlannah
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